history of exercise physiology is inseparable from the history of
medicine. For 46 years, sports medicine beliefs, principles, and
ideals have colored the thoughts and feelings of exercise physiologists
in the United States. The traditions and the practices that have
grown out of the exercise physiology experience within sports medicine
have left an indelible impression not only on developments of purely
performance matters, but on virtually every type of research of the
body. This has been manifest in recreational sports and
health and disease, rehabilitation and adult wellness programs, and, as
well, in corporate fitness and personal training.
the indirect and unconscious influence sports medicine has often
on exercise physiology demonstrates the participants faith over many
Even those who have contested the sports medicine influence have been
by what they have opposed. Whatever our beliefs, all of us are
to this legacy. We owe a certain significant debt to the sports
movement and the exercise physiologists who contributed to the
interests, and concerns of exercise physiology.
the sports medicine message is no longer right for the exercise
The shared interest may have been right for a short time, but not as
conglomerate organization it has grown into. Nearly 50 years ago,
when physical educators, had no other avenue to present their
of exercise” research, sports medicine provided an organized,
forum. Much, if not most, of the sports medicine presentations
many years has been done by exercise physiologists. In fact, much
of what is referred to as sports medicine won its respect, very simply
stated, by the hard work of many exercise physiologists.
research and the vision of exercise physiologists have appeal to the
of people of every class and every race. The obvious power of
physiology research and its import as expounded by exercise
have resulted in undergraduate through doctorate programs of
However, these programs need significant curriculum work and none teach
professionalism. It is not enought to impress the scientific community
with our research skills and experimental methods. Continued
recognition, and advancement in exercise physiology have to come from
self-experimentation, and broad-based support for professionalism.
earlier arrangement is out-dated as evidence by the striking emphasis
sports medicine at the exclusion of exercise physiology. The
understanding of the sports medicine/exercise physiology connection is
no longer relevant. If continued, it is like a bad marriage where
the two should have gone their own way some years earlier. Where
it offered an “opportunity” – now it distracts from the hope of
physiologists who are grounded in the academic pursuit of
It distracts from the spirit of unity, creates skepticism, and even
the ridicule of those who believe exercise physiologists have a right
their own professional organization.
is time to declare to others that exercise physiologists have the right
to their professional image and scientific credibility. One
that will contribute significantly to the rate of professional growth
independence is our right and willingness to define who we are, how we
should be certified, by what standards and curricular requirements we
are essential to conducting the professional business and research
of interest in exercise physiology. Unlike the exercise
of the past, we now have our own professional organization.ASEP needs
in starting a Student Chapter at your institution, then contact
Robert Robergs at 505-277-1196 or the ASEP National Office
Student Chapter ByLaws
on the Internet.
of Exercise Physiologyonline
"first-ever" exercise physiology electronic journal, Be sure to
on the January
2000 issue of JEPonline.
article can be printed either in HTML or PDF format, and can used in
work or as part of your classroom assignments. As an author of an
article in ASEPNewsletter,
you can list the work in your Resume' and other important
There are no page charges to publish in the three ASEP documents.
ASEP meets the costs of publishing your work.
about copyright? Both e-journals and the newsletter are listed with
the Library of Congress via their own ISSN numbers (International
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Membership feature: Members
Editorial by Steven Jungbauer, MS, MBA,
is seeking guest editorials -- brief commentaries on a wide
of issues. Everyone involved in: health, fitness, rehabilitation,
including medical, business, management, psychology, teachers, and
-- is welcome to share insights, concerns, points and counterpoints on
any issue that impinges upon the exercise physiology profession.
articles about professionalism. Be sure to read the two articles
by exercise physiologist's Mark E. Kaelin, MS, CSCS. Mark
is an Editor of the PEPonline.
you run across an interesting exercise physiology site? If you
and would like it to be posted, please let me know via my email.
flexibility exercises are necessary for an athlete (or
for that matter), regardless of the sport? Please forward your response
to the address.
POLICY and CALL FOR PAPERS:
not a refereed newsletter. Newsletters are open-ended so as to
a diverse set of opinions. The papers in the each issue are
with issues and topics that have a bearing on the professionalization
exercise physiology. As Editor, I especially welcome articles
critically address specific features of ASEP and its efforts to develop
exercise physiology. Views that support ASEP's vision, goals, and
objectives as well as views that do not provide valuable lessons for
readers. Submitted papers should be unpublished and
Submission of a paper will imply that it contains original unpublished
work and is not submitted for publication elsewhere. The Editor
pursue a policy of timely and meaningful review of each paper.
the paper is accepted, the author(s) must provide the paper's final
in an electronic file on a diskette. The paper should follow the
example of published articles in the ASEPNewsletter.
The text format is flexible (regarding center headings, side flush
and so forth). The reference style should conform to the style
used in the JEPonline.
all submissions to the Editor: ASEP National Office, c/o Tommy
PhD, MPH, FASEP, Department of Exercise Physiology, The College of St.
Scholastica, 1200 Kenwood Ave, Duluth, MN 55811
cease to pursue the opportunity to seek something different.
be satisfied with what you’re doing. Always try to seek a way and
a method to improve upon what you’re doing, even if it’s considered
to the traditions of an industry.” Howard
received information from the ACSM regarding the registry examination
clinical exercise physiologists. Believe me registry and licensure are
two issues I have pondered for quite sometime. Each of you have
given these issues some thought also. I am sure I have understated the
amount of collective time and effort that has been given to the topics
of certification and licensure for the exercise physiologist.
the nation there is a movement to license clinical exercise
Licensure, because of its legislative nature, is a state issue. As a
each state must have a state organization to champion this cause. The
Association of Exercise Physiologists has been working for more than
years on licensure and the surrounding issues. We have been gathering
and we continue to learn a great deal about this legal process.
of the most important things that we have learned is that the strength
of each state's licensure law will hinge on the states affiliation to a
national organization for exercise physiologists. This national
must be dedicated solely to the profession of exercise
Every other licensed profession has their own national organization.
organizations are exclusive to the profession. If the profession of
physiology is going to rise to this standard we must have our own
organization exclusive to exercise physiologists.
heard many exercise physiologists claim that the ACSM is their national
organization. Unfortunately, the ACSM does not meet the litmus test to
demonstrate that it is a professional organization dedicated to
physiologists. The American College of Sports Medicine is a
organization dedicated to sports medicine which includes exercise. ACSM
represents many professions and each of these professions have a
organization recognized by the ACSM except the exercise physiologists.
In fact, when licensure bills have been introduced that try to use ACSM
as the national organization for exercise physiologists the Physical
Association has opposed this representation and has successfully
blocked legislation on the grounds that exercise physiologists lack a
year ago a national organization for exercise physiologists was formed.
It is the American Society of Exercise Physiologists. This organization
is dedicated to the development of exercise physiology as a profession
and is exclusive to exercise physiologists. If for no other reason than
by default the ASEP passes the litmus test and is the national
for exercise physiologists. As such and like other professional
ASEP should be responsible for the certification of exercise
In addition, ACSM should officially recognize ASEP and work with them
advance certification and licensure.
our lack of professionalization, in the past, has led to the pollution
of our profession by some 300 organizations that certify "exercise
It is time for exercise physiologists to put an end to the dilution of
our profession by organizations looking to build certification profit
In the future, licensure laws will require certification from the
Society of Exercise Physiologists not from the ACSM, ACE or any other
is time for exercise physiologists to grow their profession under one
organization which is exclusive to exercise physiologists. At the same
time we must maintain our active and critical role promoting the
importance of exercise and our profession in multidisciplinary
like ACSM, AHA, AACVPR and others.
Jungbauer, MA, MBA, FAACVPR
and Wellness Center
Provident Drive, Suite D
Holidays LETTER from an ASEP member.
I tell people I am an Exercise Physiologist, they usually have no idea
what I do. But, the best part of my job is that I do so many
things. I work in cardiac rehabilitation, diabetic fitness, do
testing, give exercise prescriptions, consult with individuals on
and goals, work on programming, give lectures, and numerous other
Everyday is exciting and my job is great about allowing me to expand on
things I like to do. My favorite parts of the job are teaching my
interns because they are so eager to learn and I can relay my
about the field. We are also just beginning a program for women
breast cancer that shows to be very rewarding as well as
As you can tell, I love my decision to be in this field and continue to
learn more with each day." Rebecca
list of Career Resources
was published in the December
Physiology Jobs / Career
Tips: 21st Century
Library of Medicine: PubMed
Program in Exercise Science in the Department of Physical Therapy at
Univeristy is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor position to
begin August 2000. Our program includes the opportunity to work
a diverse student population and includes teaching and
research opportunities. This is a ten month (additional support
summer research efforts possible) tenure track position.
with qualifications and experience.
An earned doctorate in the area of Exercise Physiology or Biomechanics
or a related field and two or more years of post-doctoral experience
Evidence of potential for research and successful grant writing.
Demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and active participation
allied professional organizations.
Previous teaching and laboratory experience in exercise
desired. Ability to develop, establish and direct exercise
labs and/or cardiopulmonary testing or kinesiology/biomechanics with
analysis. 5. Applicants should have primary expertise in
or women's health as they relate to exercise
Subpecialties should include one or more of the folowing: assessment of
sport performance, molecular adaptations of skeletal muscle, molecular
techniques, conditioning and fitness, sports nutrition, or
PT or ATC prefered but not required.
NSCA and/or ACSM certification desirable but not required.
Instruct and advise at both the undergraduate and graduate
taught will include exercise physiology or
Other courses may include nutrition and performance, exercise and
populations, exercise testing, prescription, many course have
or other advanced electives.
Provide leadership for a newly developed undergraduae exercise testing
or motion analysis labs.
Conduct independent and colaborative research, grant writing and pursue
external funding. Publish in exercise physiology or other related
Other duties and responsibilities will include directing and serving on
theses committees, serving on departmental and university committees
providing appropriate community service.
completed applications must be received by December 31, 1999.
should submit a letter of interest with e-mail address and vita
transcripts requested), including the names, e-mail addresses and
numbers of three references, statement of interest relative to job
and summary statement of research interests and professional goals.
Send to :
Screening will begin immediately.
Marquette University is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
Program in Exercise Science
PROFESSOR OF PHYSIOLOGY
Department of Physiology is seeking a physiologist/exercise
to participate in a dynamic medical education environment. The
candidate will provide leadership as part of an initiative to
a strong presence of exercise physiology in the medical school
and scholarly productivity of the University. The position
involves modest participation in the teaching program.
for the position include a Ph.D. or equivalent in physiology,
physiology or related field, postdoctoral experience and a proven
in research. Special consideration will be given to those with
in medical applications of exercise, respiratory physiology and proven
instructional talents. Must be able to work effectively and
in a team environment and possess excellent communication skills.
additional information, contact the Search Committee Chair:
O. Ballam, Ph. D.
will be reviewed until a successful candidate is identified.
should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a statement of
and teaching interests, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers
of at least three references to:
of Human Resources
University of Health Sciences
City, MO 64106-1453
self-motivated, independent EPs needed to perform Cardiopulmonary
Testing on a mobile basis. Ideal candidate will also be able to
and maintain exercise programs in Physician's Offices for
Rehab as well as simple deconditioning. ACLS and ACSM
required. Transportation is provided. Nashville,
Atlanta, and Macon areas available. Please fax resume to : (912)
Systems of TN, LLC
AND WELLNESS CENTER
Kosciusko Community Hospital Health and Wellness Center provides two
positions for undergraduate and graduate students in exercise
and related majors. The internship provides the student with hands on
and skill development in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, weight
and wellness services. Interns generally receive academic credit
and/or field experience from their college or university. Each
is one semester in length (15 weeks). Interns are paid a stipend of
receive additional information and an application packet, please
Jungbauer, MA, MBA, FAACVPR
and Wellness Center
Provident Drive, Suite D
following are application deadlines:
semester – Last day of September. Notification of acceptance will
by last day of October. The approximate starting date is the first or
week of January.
semester – Last day of May. Notification of acceptance will be by
day of June. The approximate starting date is the last week of August
first week of September.
semester – Last day of February. Notification of acceptance will be
by last day of March, approximate start date of third or fourth week in
dates can be changed on the basis of availability and semester
at different schools.
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